5 takeaways from Browns loss to Falcons in Week 4

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2. Nick Chubb is still elite

As frustrating as it is to suffer a second loss in a game they should have won, Cleveland fans can still unite around one fact — Nick Chubb is the best running back in the NFL.

While the defense has more holes than swiss cheese and the offense drops faster than the elevator in the Hollywood Tower, Chubb continues to plow his way through defenders with ease. On Sunday, he had another great performance with 118 yards on 19 carries. He also scored from 28-yards out to put the Browns on top.

Chubb’s play is so impressive that he’s reached superhero status. That can be seen on social media as people are claiming the answer on the final drive would have been to give the ball to Chubb rather than trying to throw it. That’s a major stretch since there were just over two minutes to go and Cleveland had no timeouts.

Should he have been on the field? Maybe, but Kareem Hunt is a beast in the passing game, so it’s not as if they put some scrub out there. In the end, it wouldn’t have made a difference whether it was Chubb or Hunt on the final drive but he’s such an impressive player that his simple presence on the field gives everyone hope that good things will happen.

During a season where things seem bleak, Chubb is becoming the hero we need even though he might not be the one we deserve.